August 10, 2009 6:17:13 PM EDT
Do Democrats realize that free speech means that even those who disagree with you are allowed to say whatever they want? Even if they're lying? Do they realize the right to lie is why they're even able to push this healthcare plan?
In a USA Today editorial this morning, majority leader Steny Hoyer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi trashed the patriotism of those who dare to disagree with them on the best way to bring about healthcare reform in this country. By demonizing their opponents, by questioning their patriotism they are fostering an atmosphere of violence and hate which has already reared its ugly head near St. Louis last week.
Last week powerful supporters of Barack Obama beat the head in of a black man who dared to express his disagreement with the healthcare plan. The powerful SEIU union, acting on behalf of Democrats to squelch dissent, is guilty of bringing the first political violence to America in recent memory.
Top Democrats further demonized those who have political disagreements with them in this morning's USA Today article when they wrote: "These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views - but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American. Drowning out the facts is how we failed at this task for decades."
Uh, excuuuse me. Who is DROWNING OUT FACTS? WHO is afraid of differing views?
President Obama insists that his plan will not destroy private health insurance or force everyone onto the public healthcare plan. However, FACT:
on page 16 of the healthcare bill there are provisions that would do exactly that. But whenever this FACT
is brought up at townhall meetings across the country, those who bring it up are accused of being un-American. They're accused of drowning out the facts and they're accused of drowning out opposing views. When precisely the opposite is true.
It is the Democrats who are trying to drown out dissent by viciously attacking those whom they represent as un-American and afraid of the facts. And I'm sorry to say, but it is Democrats and their staunch union supporters who PHYSICALLY BEAT A MAN
in St. Louis and brought the first violence to this debate. Then they turn right around and accuse Republicans of bringing violence into the debate.
Let's not let this man, Kenneth Gladney
, be forgotten. We must remember him
and we must remember the way this administration's supporters brought physical violence into the healthcare debate.
Oh, and before you say they ALL do it, that this is no different than how Republicans act, I want you to show me evidence of ONE single physical attack on an Iraq protester by anybody affiliated with any organization that is a consistent strong supporter of Republican candidates. JUST ONE. You can't do it. Because it didn't happen. So no, they're not all the same.